1.19.2009

Your AFC Playoffs Steelers MVPs: LaMarr Woodley and... Santonio Holmes?


With more of the opponent's attention focused on the defensive player of the year, LaMarr Woodley put up four sacks in two playoff games. Add that to the two he had in the game against Jacksonville last postseason and Woodley has six sacks in three playoff games. Not bad for the young guy.

I fault Santonio around here quite a bit for his proclivity for bonehead, absent-minded play. One-game suspension notwithstanding, the guy was a bit of a letdown in a regular season in which he was supposed to propel into the upper echelon of receivers in the league. But the guy made the big plays in the playoffs, keeping the Steelers in the game in the first half against San Diego and coming up with a punt-return-esque dash to the endzone on his touchdown reception yesterday. The guy is finally starting to live up to his potential and doing it at the right time. Nice when that happens.

8 comments:

gamechump said...

Santonio and I got high last night after the game. I just woke up and - Santonio is kinda pissed about this posst. He said he did a good job in - What? Never mind, he gt some cheeseballs. He is cool.

Nashville Steeler Fan said...

I guess all of those anonymous posters drifted back to anonymity?

Nashville Steeler Fan said...

Q, do you remember when the announcers started calling Joe flacco a rookie again?
A, 10 seconds after Troy completed the pick six

tbone said...

hey its better late than never...plus he's better than sweed aka Featherstone. That drop about killed me.




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Christmas Ape said...

I can't believe they threw to Sweed again in the endzone after that drop. However, I will say he broke up a potential interception that allowed the Steelers to still get a Jeff Reed field goal.

Anonymous said...

How can Troy not get the MVP ? Flying over the line to stop the fourth and 1, the big sack on Flacco, and of course the INT. He had a huge game.

F the Ravens. Go Steelers.

Christmas Ape said...

I considered the combined performances of the two games. Troy didn't play particularly well against San Diego (yeah, he was hurt, but still). Troy was a bigger factor yesterday, but Woodley had two good games.

tbone said...

Sweed's hit on Ivy too was friggin sweet..he still can't catch a fucking cold though.



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